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Gastrointestinal Motility

Symptoms of IBS are influenced by changes in the way the bowel works, including spasms of the muscle in the wall of the intestine. The muscle spasms are equivalent to the cramps commonly felt in the calf. As previously described, muscle activity normally moves waste material through the digestive system in rhythmic waves (peristalsis); in IBS the movement may be irregular and uncoordinated.


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBDclinic.org.au for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis


This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

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